WWOA’s Open Woods

Parking will be available next to the red barn for the event. The barn served as a prison for those who couldn’t pay their debts in the 1930’s. The prisoners worked in the forests for restitution. The property at one time was also a zoo. – Submitted photo

WWOA (Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association) is having its 40th Anniversary and has an open woods on Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at W7004 Detention Road, Shiocton.
This is a free event for the public, everyone is invited and it will be hosted by Land Owners and WWOA members Jack Tackman and Steve Ring.
There will be DNR (Department of Natural Resources) Forester Paul Etten and DNR Wildlife Biologist Bryan Woodbury attending along with the National Resorce Conservation Service Conservationists Tony Wild and Lynn Szulczewski. Professional Certified Logger Aaron Burmeister and Nichols Fire Department will also be there performing demonstrations throughout the three hours.
The event will take place rain or shine and there will be fun for the whole family, including hiking, tree identification and relaxing in a horse drawn wagon.
Snacks will be provided and anyone is invited to bring a picnic lunch along while taking in the sights and sounds of nature.
The public will be able to view a recent timber harvest, learn how a forest develops, how trees work and how forests provide wildlife habitiats.
The people attending will also get all their forestry-related questions answered by the knowable foresters.